Ordinance reserved by someone else
What is now the new procedure to handle the case where Ordinances for a close relative have been reserved by someone else. Suzanne Wyatt, wants to reserve the SS ordinance for her grandfather, John Wells, LVJ8-CBD. She had completed the other ordinances for him. She tried to E-Mail the person who has the SS ordinance reserved, no answer.
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Thank you for posting in the Community about an ordinance you wish to do that has been reserved by another person. We are enclosing a exert from an article in the Help Center. Follow the steps below:
If the ordinances for one of your ancestors are reserved, you can contact the person and request that they share the ordinances with you. He or she can unreserve the ordinances, allowing you to reserve them for yourself.
Look for the date indicating when the other person reserved the ordinances. If it was only recently, he or she is probably planning to complete the ordinances soon. Do not be offended if your request is not granted.
- On the FamilySearch website in Family Tree, display the ancestor's person page.
- At the top, under the ancestor's name, click Ordinances.
- A list of ordinances appears. Ordinances that are ready for the temple are highlighted in green. Light green means you can reserve the ordinance; dark green means it is already reserved.
- To the right of the dark green ordinances, you see the date the ordinance was reserved along with the profile of the person responsible. Click the profile.
- Use the contact email address that appears to send a message. Or click Send a Message to use FamilySearch's own messaging service.
What to do if the person doesn't respond
If you are unable to contact the other person, if he or she does not respond, or if he or she chooses not to release the ordinances, keep these things in mind:
- Church members have 2 years to complete ordinances for family names they request in Family Tree.
- When the 2-year reservation date expires and no progress has been made on the ordinances, the family names are automatically released.
Contact FamilySearch Support if you need additional assistance.
We are enclosing the link to the article in case you wish to read it all.
It is very unlikely that John Wells LVJ8-CBD is the grandfather of any living person, much less two living persons. He was born about 1805.
Here is his FamilySearch Family Tree descendancy tree as seen on puzzilla.org :0
dontiknowyou ✭✭✭✭ You're very observant. It looks like I missed a couple of greats in that relationship. It looks like it may be a gg grandfather.0
There could be 5, 6, or 7 generations, and hundreds or thousands of living relatives. The tree as shown is rather incomplete. The other person who has reserved the ordinance may be equally or more closely related than the person who made the query.0
dontiknowyou ✭✭✭✭ You are correct, but the person who has reserved the SS ordinance has had it locked up for over two years, and has not done the ordinance. But the person who wants to do that SS ordinance, has, in 2020 and 2021, completed all of the individual ordinances for her ancestor. She is likely to complete the SS quickly.0